New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Built mostly before 1822, these Federal-style row houses are the best and most extensive examples of the elegantly simple red brick architecture of New York in the early days of the republic. A late 19th century writer, contrasting these houses with the more florid brownstone New York of 1899, called the houses the “best examples of… decorum and refinement”. The district was developed by John Jacob Astor around the site of “Richmond Hill”, an 18th century mansion once owned by Aaron Burr, and used earlier as George Washington’s headquarters and the Vice Presidential mansion for John Adams.
Erected by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
Location. 40° 43.578′ N, 74° 0.228′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Vandam Street, on the left when traveling north on Sixth Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Vandam St, New York NY 10013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Father Fagan Park (within shouting distance of this marker); 116 Sullivan Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 203 Prince Street (about 400 feet away); General José Artigas Monument (about 500 feet away); 83,85 Sullivan Street (about 500 feet away); St. Anthony of Padua Church (about 700 feet away); Playground of the Americas (about 700 feet away); The Church of Saint Alphonsus (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District.
The district is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Also see . . .
1. Vandam Historic District. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. "Charlton–King–Vandam Designation Report". New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (August 16, 1966) (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 31, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.